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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Happy Accident Fruit Ale Severe Drought, we shared the farmerís horror as Wisconsinís cherry crop failed! Dan bought what cherries he could. The apple crop fared better. Then joy! A grand Wisconsin cranberry harvest. What will Dan brew with Apples, Cranberries and Cherries? Oh my! You hold the happy accident of Wisconsinís favorite fruit aged in oak with an almost magical wild fermentation. Serendipity is a wondrous celebration that sparkles your senses and dances across your palate. A kaleidoscope of flavors discovered by accident in a sour ale! Cheers to the unexpected. Vielen Dank!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle generously shared by yourefragile. Pour yields a reddish-brown colored brew with a short fizzy head that recedes somewhat quickly. The nose carries a strong bit of cherry and cranberry as well as underlying earthiness. Some tartness coming through, as well as fruit skin. Flavor is moderately tart but has far too much underlying sweetness. Body is medium and appropriate, but thereís too much residual sweetness coming through. Pretty nice for a fruit beer, but pales in comparison to Belgian Red and, to a lesser degree, Raspberry Tart.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle from Dak. Thanks my man. Pours a clear red-brown color with a tannish head. Aroma is cherry, apple and tart cranberry. Taste is sweet and tart. Medium bodied and sticky. Another incredible fruit beer from New Glarus. Better than Wisconsin Red? Iím not prepared to say that, but its certainly open for debate. Nobody can touch NG when it comes to fruit beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
radagast83 (6106) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Split a 750ml bottle. Poured a pretty clear ruby amber color with a light pink fuzzy head. Aroma was rich and fruity, some crisp apple, tart cranberry and a nice sweet cherry note to it. Flavor was just so freaking enjoyable. Highly drinkable, highly refreshing, and well balanced. This is a beer that would be enjoyed by non-beer drinkers and well as seasoned veterans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Aroma of cherry throat losenge, apple cider, and slight black cherry. Pours red with light head. Taste is intense like a sweet cider. Tart and fruity. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
4th January 2013
THE stout tasting Pt1. Thanks to Bruce for this much wanted beer. Clear red - amber, little pale cream coloured head. Softish palate, slightly airy. Lovely sweet and sour fruity apples and pears nicely contrasted with tart cherry, strawberry and raspberry. A little sweet cream and then a soft finish. This was a joy of fruity zing after the triple Dark Lord attack!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2329) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Sweet and fruity aroma, almost bubblegummy, with both apple and cherry evident. Not much head. Mostly clear, dark reddish amber body. The one fruit of the three that isnít as evident in the nose is the first you notice in the flavor with a tart cranberry finish. Really outstanding but is meant to be shared due to its sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15331) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle post-The Stout Tasting Part I, London - many thanks to Bruce for keeping the party going! Pours clear purple with a fine white cream cap. Big tart grape and berry aroma, some raspberry. Big sweet flavor, fairly thick, some grapes. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Big and juicy. Reminiscent of bug juice. Itís kind of sugary. Still, really tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
parkerj (14) - - JAN 24, 2013
While I wasnít a big fan of the apple ale, I absolutely LOVE this brew. The sweetness from the cherries and cranberries really come through in the finish and make it a lot more enjoyable to me Delicious beer that can be appreciated by both the biggest beer geeks and those who donít enjoy beer at all. The problem that we always run into when weíve got this on hand is that itís gone way too quickly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CardsPackHawks (137) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Not as good as Wisconsin Belgian Red, but pretty darn good. Hopefully the drought will come to an end soon and Red will be back on the shelves in 2013. Serendipity will have to hang with Raspberry Tart for now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
(750ml bottle) clear brilliant copper, effervescent. Nose of cherry, apple, urinal cakes, cinnamon, spicy candy. Taste of rich cherry syrup, cinnamon, apple pie, amazing and delicious. Complex but hard to even describe.

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